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A Holistic Look At Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT)

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Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of AVT, it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Avnet here.

Undervalued with adequate balance sheet

AVT's strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. AVT's has produced operating cash levels of 0.21x total debt over the past year, which implies that AVT's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings. AVT's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, AVT's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that AVT is potentially undervalued.

NasdaqGS:AVT Intrinsic value, June 5th 2019

Next Steps:

For Avnet, I've put together three pertinent aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for AVT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for AVT’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has AVT's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AVT? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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